As reported recently by the Safety/Security Department, there have been several car break-ins (busted windows and goods taken) and thefts from offices around campus. Thieves are targeting easy to grab, high value items like cellphones, laptops, tablet computers, iPods, purses, and wallets. Although some of the thefts have happened earlier in the day, many have happened in the evening and at night.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Just in case you were wondering. Cisco Systems predicts that Internet traffic will quadruple in the next five years, with mobile Internet connections surpassing the world's population by 2017! Networking equipment vendors are looking forward to the era of terabit Ethernet technology to handle ever-increasing levels of traffic and dynamic content. This will not be your father’s Internet! Source: Network World
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
First, if you are not sure what a browser is – here is a basic definition. It’s a specialized type of software application that allows a computer to interact with websites and utilize tools on the Internet. Examples are Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari on a Mac. They all have their pros & cons, but function similarly. One is not necessarily better than the others. Deciding which browser to use is often a matter of personal choice, necessity, or technological restriction. If you don’t like the look or feel of say Firefox or find it hard to use, you can simply use IE or Chrome instead, or if you can’t open an email attachment say in Internet Explorer for some reason, you can often use Firefox or Chrome instead and the attachment opens with no problem. However, some situations require you to use a specific browser. For example, at Shoreline, the Canvas Learning System is optimized to work with Google Chrome, so that is the browser you need to use with that platform.
Friday, May 17, 2013
We all know we're supposed to do this but many of us don't. Backup important files on a regular basis and store the backups in a safe place. (Preferably off site.) You can backup files to removable disks/drives or save copies to network shares. It's not wise to back up to the same hard drive or computer, in case something happens to that device. Unfortunately, it's not a matter of "if" you will lose files one way or another; it's a matter of "when". Source: SANS Institute
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
1) To keep your current application window active but minimize all your other inactive windows at the same time – click the Windows key + the Home key. 2) Right clicking with the mouse on the desktop (in a blank space) will give you several options, such as “view” so you change some aspects about the look of your desktop and “new” to create a new folder or shortcut icon.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Here are a few, quick useful shortcuts.
Ctrl + C Copy the highlighted text or selected item; Ctrl + V Paste the text or object that's in the clipboard; Ctrl + P Print the page being viewed - i.e. your document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser. For more tips, please see www.computerhope.com or your favorite, computer-savvy co-worker. Source: computerhope.com
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Adobe Systems has announced that upgrades for its flagship software packages, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, will now be available only through online subscriptions **disclaimer – this is general information & we are not certain how this may impact current licenses or subscriptions ** There will be special volume licensing for enterprises, government and educational institutions. Click here to read full article